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Professor Jennifer Balakrishnan receives Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship

The Sloan Foundation announced yesterday that Professor Jennifer
Balakrishnan was awarded a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship in
Mathematics.

This is a prestigious award given to the top 18-20 young, tenure-track
assistant professors each year, across all areas of the mathematical
sciences in the US and Canada.

Jennifer has been recognized for her pioneering research in Number Theory.
She was cited for her fundamental theoretical and rigorous computational
contributions to the arithmetic geometry and analysis of elliptic curves,
hyper-elliptic curves, and general modular curves. Her recognition is also
based on significant contributions in a variety of other problems in
Number Theory, including contributions toward establishing a p-adic analog
of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture for modular abelian varieties.